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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the Russian spy working in Britain that helped leak key nuclear information to help Russia become nuclear capable quicker?
(a) David Hilbert.
(b) Klaus Fuchs.
(c) Kurt Godel.
(d) Bela Kun.

2. Who publicly disavowed preemptive war after so publicly advocating this stance before?
(a) Hilbert.
(b) Nash.
(c) Russell.
(d) Godel.

3. In a game of chicken, what happens if both parties swerve simultaneously?
(a) A vote determines the winner.
(b) They both win.
(c) Neither is the chicken.
(d) They have to start over.

4. In which symmetric social dilemma game do parties just not cooperate because they do not want to cooperate?
(a) Kriegspiel.
(b) Deadlock.
(c) Bully.
(d) Stag Hunt.

5. Who played an unintentional role in resolution of the public nuclear game of chicken?
(a) von Neumann.
(b) Russell.
(c) Godel.
(d) Nash.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who became pessimistic about military technology and modern society as they aged?

2. What strategy was the most successful during Axelrod's tournaments?

3. An organism that can adapt to changing circumstances over long periods of time has developed ____.

4. What strategy embodied some human psychology aspects according to Chapter 12?

5. In what year did the U.S. get good evidence of Soviet nuclear capability?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did von Neumann's views about military technology in modern society change?

2. In relation to Russian nuclear capability who was Klaus Fuchs?

3. How did von Neumann become the Atomic Energy Commissioner?

4. What strategy dominated the original Ohio State studies and the later variations?

5. What is backwards induction?

6. What is the tit-for-tat strategy?

7. What were the variables of later versions of the Ohio State studies?

8. Who publicly disavowed preemptive war after publicly advocating for so long?

9. Who devised the Stag Hunt game?

10. What was an example of a public nuclear game of chicken and who was involved?

(see the answer keys)

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